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Legalization of marijuana policy and its significance. Jon Walker expects a large wave of states adopting legalization initiatives in the 2016 election. Given the drug wars big role in structural racism and growing evidence that legalization can significantly drive youth turnout, Jon argues that progressives pay attention to marijuana policy. Jay Ackroyd hosts.
Jon Walker has been reporting and advocating for marijuana legalization as senior policy analyst at Firedoglake’s Just Say Now campaign since 2010.
Masaccio is the nom de blog for Ed Walker, former Securities Commisioner for the State of Tennessee. He and Jay Ackroyd discuss the nature of markets and their role in a mixed economy. "Market solutions" have become an objective for policy makers, both conservative and centrists,which is entirely wrong. Markets are policy tools,not policy goals.Moreover,there are no "free markets." Markets can only arise within a framework of complex regulation. There is no more regulated marketplace than securities markets.
One of a series of exporations of income inequality, economics and public policy, the 1%, plutocracy, income distribution, wealth distribution
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Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola explains the case of the NATO3, how 2 undercover Chicago cops entrapped 3 young protesters, the state of Illinois and the FBI targeting protesters attending the NATO protests and charged them with terrorism, and how the state … Continue reading →
Rerun from Nov 2013. Ian Welsh has been blogging since 2003. Formerly the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist, Ian's work has appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada. An editor, writer and social media consultant, Ian currently lives in Toronto.
Baseline Predictions for the next sixty years
Links posted at VirtuallySpeaking.us
Still wanting democracy----your hosts, Brian Stetten and Ruthann Amarteifio! Richard W. Spisak Jr., News@NewMercuryMedia.com , is our guest. He has been an organizer and political writer since the late sixties, when he began protesting segregation and the Viet Nam War. His essays have been published internationally and are included in several books. He is a regular guest columnist for the Stuart News as well as contributor to FireDoglake and OpEdNews. He founded PNN, a weekly political news show which features interviews with Progressive Activists from Florida and beyond, shaping our better tomorrow. www.NewMercuryMedia.com/pnn.html
Veteran campaign strategist, journalist & author Glenn W. Smith stops by to talk with host Jay Ackroyd about Texas as harbinger for the nation. Follow @GlennWSmith @JayAckroyd
Read Glenn at Progressive Voices & Firedoglake
More at http://virtuallyspeaking.us/virtually-speaking-with-jay-ackroyd/2013/5/7/glenn-smith-virtually-speaking-with-jay-ackroyd
Toronto based social media consultant, editor and writer Ian Welsh writes at IanWelsh.com. Formerly the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist, his work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in Pogge.ca and BlogsCanada.
Ian and Jay talk about how the events in Boston illuminate the intelligence and military apparatus now operating in the US, in support of an increasingly oligarchic system of governance throughout much of the OECD.
April 14, 2013 - From the VS Media Panel: digby & Gaius Publius:
• President's budget and the politics of the Chained-CPI, how that affects the 2014 campaign. (What are Republicans really up to?) • Is Obama a "transformational" president? • The new openness on social issues (except women's rights, of course). • Gaius's climate change elevator speech. • Political satire from Culture of Truth
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More at virtuallyspeaking.us/virtually-speaking-sundays/2013/4/14/digby-gaius-publius-vs-sundays
digby — American political writer and founder of the liberal blog Hullabaloo, Digby has contributed to Campaign For America's Future's blog The Big Con, Salon Magazine, Huffington Post, Crooks and Liars and Firedoglake.
Gaius Publius — Professional writer of stories, poems, and books on education & technology. Frequent writer and Contributing Editor at AMERICAblog.com. Occasional guest on Ring of Fire Radio, The Matt Filipowicz Show and other venues. Gaius has two political-themed works in process; one fiction and one non-fiction.
The Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman
Firedoglake’s Kevin Gosztola, explained the state of the Bradley Manning trial, how the case threatens press freedom, why Bradley Manning is a whistle blower, how Manning released the “collateral murder” video, how the media is failing in covering the Manning … Continue reading →
Two members of our media panel - Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman - discuss developments of the week. They counter the narratives and highlight issues neglected or misrepresented by the legacy media. Informed, lively and informal.This week:digby - An American political writer and founder of the liberal blog Hullabaloo, Digby has contributed to Campaign For America's Future's blog The Big Con, Salon Magazine, Huffington Post, Crooks and Liars and Firedoglake. • Follow @digby56Stuart Zechman orgnizes public commentary at legacy media political blogs, such as TIME Magazine's Swampland. A movement liberal, entrepreneur and technologist, Stuart uses Twitter as a primary communications tool. He posts at Avedon’s Other Weblog and Yves Smith’s Naked Capitalism. He occasionally writes short audio commentary. • Follow @stuart_zechman
Dave Dayen and Cliff Schecter talk politics and policy. Follow.@DDayen @CliffSchecter
Culture of Truth satirizes the Sunday morning ' news' programs.
The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler and Stuart Zechman.
Glenn w. Smith - author, activist, political consultant, and Consulting Manager of the Texas Progress Council, a progressive think tank in Austin - and Jay Ackroyd discuss the framing of government programs, like infrastructure development and social insurance--and how that affects our public policy discussions.